Masters of Horror: Pro-Life

Masters of Horror is a 2000s television series with a different director for each of the thirteen episodes in the season, running about an hour long.

Directed by: John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog, The Thing)

Evil Category: Satan’s scaly brother versus the blind God-followers

Score: two out of five crabby babies

Carpenter’s second contribution is about a girl who is pregnant with a monster’s baby, and whose family is determined to stop her from aborting her demon spawn. Her father thinks he is doing “God’s work”. Although the episode has a little sci-fi and a few gun-shot deaths to qualify it, I’m beginning to think this series is called Masters of Horror because the directors have worked on horror films before, not because it should be classified as horror series. The idea of family vs ground demon vs girl was okay and there were a few fun and ridiculous events. It just lacked any tension or twists- only milky-acid splash surprises. I felt like no one was really trying their best to make this anything more than Desperate Housewives being taken over by The Wishmaster. I expected a pro-life themed entry to be more somber and emotionally demanding than this was, and even with the images of the child crustacean and the reptilian beast, it’s quite forgettable.